The opening sentence for the February 12th, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “……. For the thousandth time, I promise you, it wasn’t me!”


Fido had that look about him. We’d seen it before. The last time we came home and realised we had left him inside.

The lounge was a lounge only in name now.

He had ripped open the fabric and dragged the stuffing around the room.

Roger looked at me and I at him.

Fido looked at both us in the most innocent of ways. It clearly was someone else’s’ fault.

I was shaken by the sight and sank to my knees just as Fido delivered a large sloppy lick to my face.

In complete exasperation I reached out and cradled Fido in my arms softly scolding him for the damage he had caused.

This was to be his last hurrah. Tomorrow morning we had an appointment at the vets.

Change awaited Fido who after tomorrow would see lounges as somewhere to sit and sleep. All things boy related would become a vague, distant and confusing memory.


Written for: https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-week-7-2016/

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  1. Excellent take on the prompt and perspective of the narrator. Poor pup! 😉

  2. The Voice says:

    As the possessor of male genitalia, I always cringe a bit at the thought of dogs making this trip to the vet. On the other hand, furniture gets expensive. Sorry buddy.

    Nice story.

  3. A trip to the vet will prevent you finding mini Fido’s! (Save on furniture too!)

  4. Jenn says:

    Awww, don’t take Fido’s man card! Funny story.

  5. Hahaha! Poor Fido is going to get neutered. Poor guy! He’ll thank them later when he doesn’t have all those puppies to try and support. 😀 Cute story!

  6. athling2001 says:

    Poor little guy. Great story.

  7. Fido is in trouble but he’ll grow out of it! Delightful story!

  8. Susan Langer says:

    Sounds like he’ll need obedience training too, besides the neutering. Good story. 🙂

  9. rogershipp says:

    Say it isn’t soooo!

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